Weight Loss – What is this?
Weight loss is something that many people struggle with. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 1.9 billion adults in the world are overweight. Being overweight means a higher risk of developing health problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and metabolic disorder. Losing weight is the best way of reducing these risks and improving your overall health.
What are the benefits of Weight Loss?
Boost your heart health
In overweight people, the heart works extra hard to perform its function, which is to pump blood to the whole body. When this happens, your blood pressure automatically rises, which can have a negative impact on your overall health and cause heart diseases, kidney problems, vision issues, etc.
Weight loss consultation can help you improve your heart health by making it work like any other healthy heart. Your heart does not pump blood extra-hard, and eventually, your blood pressure should normalize.
Improve blood sugar levels
Excess body fat causes an increase in the adipose tissue, which disturbs the function of the insulin hormone (that control’s your blood sugar level). Insulin sensitivity of your body cells declines; as a result, your blood sugar level rises. Weight loss consultation can help you reverse this effect. It can help increase insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels, through the loss of body fat.
Sleep better at night
Overweight people have trouble sleeping consistently at night. Their risk of developing sleep apnea is also high. According to the National Sleep Foundation, reducing weight by up to 15% can help an overweight person improve sleep quality and reduce sleep apnea severity.
Feel more confident
While it is hard to tell the direct relationship between confidence and weight loss, many experts believe that weight loss can improve a person’s self-esteem and self-worth. In a review of 36 studies, it was concluded that people feel more confident after losing weight.
Improve joint function
Excess weight puts extra pressure on joints, making them inflamed, painful, and stressed. Losing extra fat can reduce joint pressure and; hence, improve joint health. In a recent study, researchers found that losing weight from 10% to 20% helped arthritis patients reduce joint pain, stiffness, and stress.
What should I expect from a Weight Loss consultation?
During your first weight loss consultation, the clinician will ask you about your eating habits, medical history, exercise habits, and lifestyle. They’ll also determine your weight and body mass index (IBM).
The clinician will design a tailored weight loss program according to your current weight and lifestyle. Some clinicians focus more on improving eating choices, while others will encourage you to exercise and meditate more often. Some combine both a healthy diet and exercise to help you reduce weight fast.
You will have to regularly report to your consultant about your weight change. Your clinician may make a few amendments to the program according to your body’s changing needs.
Losing weight has more benefits than you could ever imagine. It keeps your mind and body healthy and even adds years to your life. You will be able to live longer, feel better about yourself, and have fewer health complications.
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